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Te Kainga Te Ukaipo (Promise of home)

2017 NZ Association of Psychotherapists Annual Conference

The conference begins with a powhiri at 4.30 pm at Whakatū Marae. The 2017 conference is a significant landmark in NZAP history as we will be celebrating our 70th anniversary as well as the 10th anniversary of Te Waka Oranga.

Poh Lin Lee workshop nelson 2017Keynote speaker Poh Lin Lee will share her experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, trying to create a feeling of belonging and safety during whatever time she has with clients. Her talks are entitled “Making now precious - narrative ideas for responding to torture, trauma and displacement” and “Starting with goodbye - conversation with children and young people far from home”. Poh is also giving a post-conference workshop "I Roto te Ngākau, Ka Kawea te Kāinga – Carrying Home in the Heart"
John and Hilary Mitchell are researchers who have gathered the oral history of local iwi for Waitangi Tribunal hearings. They have wide experience of hearing stories and have published 4 volumes of the history of Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui. Their keynote is entitled “Research in the Māori World”.
Moana Jackson will speak on Saturday morning after morning tea.
There will be 4 sessions for papers and workshops. One of the streams will focus on working with children and adolescents. Presenters do not need to be NZAP members.

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When:  9-12 March 2017
Where:  Whakatu Marae and Founders Heritage Park, Atawhai Drive, Nelson
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Solution Focused Practice Conference

Elliot Connie 2017-150A packed day applicable to both those new to the approach and those who are experienced SF practitioners - and all for $100 including lunch.

Keynote Speaker

Elliott Connie is a solution focused therapist with his private practice based in Keller, TX. Elliott specializes in using the solution focused approach to work with couples. He is the co-author of the book The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, and his second book, Solution Building in Couples Therapy, was released in 2012. His latest book, The Solution Focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship, is now available.
When:  Wednesday 15th March 2017
Where:  Knox Community Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch.
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The Culture of Family and Sexual Violence Conference

How does culture impact on the existence and prevention of Family and Sexual Violence in Aotearoa? Join us to consider how cultural change may create sustainable reduction in Family and Sexual Violence. 

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When:  21-22 April 2017
Where:  Queenstown Memorial Centre
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Working with Complexity: clinical psychology in the digital age

2017 NZ College of Clinical Psychologists Annual Conference

Confirmed Speakers

Mathew Berry, Dr Mary Aiken, Terry Huriwai, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Judge Tim Black, Dr Kirsten Davis, Dr. Steven Leicester, Professor Richie Poulton.
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When:  29 - 30 July 2017
Where:  Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown
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The Science & Art of Psychology in Aotearoa NZ

2017 NZ Psychological Society Annual Conference
The annual conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society aims to bring together psychologists from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to discuss and debate significant issues in their fields, and to network with colleagues nationally and internationally in order to develop research, theory, and applications in psychology. 

Confirmed Speakers

Suzanne Pitama, Associate Dean Māori, Director of Māori/Indigenous Health Institute, University of Otago. Suzanne joined the University of Otago in 2001 from a clinical background in child psychology. She has since developed a keen interest in medical education and completed her PhD (Otago) on examining the place of indigenous health within medical education. 

Michael Corballis, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland. His interests have grown from experimental psychology and psychological statistics to cognitive neuroscience, language, and evolution. He continues to do research and write, with an interest in broad questions, such as the nature and evolution of language, why our brains are lopsided, and what it is to be human.
When:  30 August - 2 September 2017
Where:  Christchurch
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Dreams, Imagination, Healing

2017 Dream Network Aotearoa-NZ Biennial Conference
How do our dreams bring health, hope, humour, inspiration, encouragement?
Share a memorable weekend of seminars and workshops, story-telling, psychodrama, creative activities, art, music and the sheer ingenuity of Playback Theatre!
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When:  5 to 8 October, 2017
Where:  Auckland
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